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Winter Gold

Malus
Winter Gold is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Winter Gold is named for its myriad tiny yellow crab-apples which hang on the tree into early winter.

It also produces an attractive display of white blossom in the spring, contrastring with the dark green leaves which turn yellow in the autumn.

Winter Gold crab-apple trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £58.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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How to grow

Winter Gold grows with an upright rounded spreading form, and may become multi-stemmed.

Winter Gold characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive fruitAttractive tree / plantAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • WildlifeAttractive to birdsRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Flower colourWhitePink - light
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnYellow
  • Fruit colourYellow
  • Fruit sizeSmall
  • Fruit persistencePersistent
  • Country of originNetherlands

Similar varieties

  • See also Comtesse de Paris
    Malus
    Comtesse de Paris
    Comtesse de Paris can be considered as an improved Golden Hornet. It features the same white blossom and persistent yellow fruitlets, but grows with a better form.
  • See also Golden Hornet
    Malus x zumi
    Golden Hornet
    Malus Golden Hornet has pink / white blossom then small yellow crab apples which hang on late in the year.

How to choose a crab-apple tree

We list more than 40 different crab-apple trees. Choosing can be difficult! See our article explaining the different characteristics of crab-apple trees which will help you narrow down the selection.